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Price $7.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight, collapsible, simple designLight, durable, resists flavors, simple design, wide mouth makes for easy fillingStylish, well-insulated, easy to clean, simple design, durableLightweight, well-insulated, simple design, reasonable price tagLightweight, easy for one-handed drinking, re-designed sport cap is effective, durable, good color options
Cons Not very durable, difficult to clean, retains flavorsDiameter too big for cup holders, wide mouth makes it difficult to drink from when walking or drivingHeavy, expensiveCarrying handle is an odd size, rim of bottle is a bit sharpSport cap not as secure as a screw cap, carrying handle is small
Bottom Line One of the most compact and lightweight bottles available that keeps liquids secure in your backpackIt's hard to compare to this iconic bottle in terms of weight, price, and simplicity of designThis insulated bottle ticks all the boxes for one of our favorite bottles everWe appreciated the lightweight, sleek design of this insulated bottleWe are still stoked on this long-time favorite with its easy-to-use design
Rating Categories Platypus SoftBottle Nalgene Wide-Mouth Hydro Flask Standard Mouth GSI Outdoor Microlite 720 Tw... Klean Kanteen Classic
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Specs Platypus SoftBottle Nalgene Wide-Mouth Hydro Flask... GSI Outdoor... Klean Kanteen...
Body Material Polyethylene Eastman Tritan co-polyester 18/8 stainless steel Stainless Steel, Polypropylene, Silicone 18/8 stainless steel
Empty weight (oz) 1.2 oz 6.3 oz 12.9 oz 10.5 oz 7.4 oz
Volume (oz) 34 oz 34 oz 24 oz 24 oz 27 oz
Bottle weight (oz) per fluid oz capacity 0.04 oz 0.19 oz 0.54 oz 0.43 oz 0.27 oz
Mouth diameter 1 in 2.5 in 2 in 2.25 in 1.75 in
Base diameter 6 in 3.25 in 3 in 3 in 2.75 in
Height 13 in 8.25 in 11 in 9.3 in 11 in
Body Type Collapsible Hard-sided/traditional Hard-sided/traditional Hard-sided/traditional Hard-sided/traditional
Free of Materials BPA-free BPA, BPS and Phthalate Free BPA-free BPA-free BPA-free
Cap Materials Polypropylene Information not available Polypropelene Polypropylene, silicone Polypropylene, Silicone spout
Cap/Lid Type Closure cap Loop-top screw cap Wide-loop cap Screwtop Sport cap wih spout
Volume Options 0.5 Ltr, Push-Pull cap 16 oz, 48 oz 18 oz, 21 oz 17 oz, 24 oz, 34 oz 18 oz, 40 oz, 64 oz, loop cap/sports cap, wide mouth
Warranty Usable lifespan warranty/repair services Lifetime Guarantee for normal use Lifetime Warranty Lifetime warranty Lifetime Warranty
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